Polyamorous at 27/Paleo/South Africa

How do you tell Mom you're polyamorous?

On "Falling in Love" vs "Loving"

Does "falling in love" prevent us from actually loving?

Nobody Can Steal Spent Money

Can we stop acting as if not dying is an option? Listen carefully, and you'll hear people say things like, "If I die, I want it to be painless." If? There is no "if" about it.

How the APA Enabled Torture

The APA was the only major organization of health professionals to see no ethical problem with the torture program.

Did "24" Prime the Pump for Torture?

Did "24"prime Americans to accept torture as a necessary evil?

When Psychologists Torture

Why didn't the APA come out against torturing prisoners long ago?

Outrage or Dismay?

Torturing people is nothing new for America.
The Mysterious Case of Primate Peacefulness

The Mysterious Case of Primate Peacefulness

Some primates show us how peace can win out over violence.

Racist to Acknowledge Racism?

When did it become racist to mention race?

Punch-Drunk Science

Explaining how fists evolved for punching and faces for getting punched is on the same intellectual level as explaining how the nose evolved for holding eye-glasses and the thumb for hitch-hiking.

Porn Cameos and Other News

Some of the things I've been doing in lieu of blogging.

The Future of Sex

Will future sex even involve other people? Or will human sexuality continue to drift toward interaction with virtual partners?

The Omnigamist's Dilemma

Love for your spouse, no matter how profound and sincere, will probably not eliminate your innate yearning for erotic novelty.

3 Million Views!

Many thanks for over 3 million views!

What's a Giraffe's Life Worth?

The controversy over the killing of a giraffe in a Danish zoo illustrates American culture's dysfunctional approach to life and death.

On Sexual Omnivorousness

My controversial TED talk has been posted.

My Most Viral Posts

A countdown of my most popular posts here, over the past three years.

Is Alec Baldwin a Homophobe?

We can't know someone's inner nature and intentions based solely upon the content of their outbursts.

Ciudad de las Ideas

Come say hi in Puebla, Mexico.

But Honey, I Thought You Meant "Socially" Monogamous!

Monogamy is an important issue. People want to know how common it is. How "natural" it is. They want to know if their attraction for people other than their partner is a flaw in their wiring, a deficiency in their relationship, or an utterly predictable response in a non-monogamous primate.

The New York Times Misleads on Monogamy

Carl Zimmer is one of the world's most respected science journalists and a regular science columnist at The New York Times. So you expect him to get it right when he writes about human sexual evolution. The ways he keeps getting it wrong offer fascinating insight into just how difficult it can be to move beyond mainstream thinking when it comes to human sexual evolution.
Can Pedophilia Ever Be "Mild"?

Can Pedophilia Ever Be "Mild"?

Does it make sense to refer to something as "child sex abuse" if, as an adult, the individual doesn't personally feel harmed and if his or her harm can't be detected by any known empirical measures?

N-Words with Attitude

Two hundred years ago, upper-class Americans and Brits placed the Irish beneath Africans on the chart of human racial development. So maybe I'm not white, after all; I'm Irish.

The Bonobo and the Atheist (a Personal Review)

Are we good to each other because religions tell us to be, or are religions merely institutionalized expressions of our innate desire to be good to each other?

On Older Men, Younger Women, and Moralistic Claptrap

Poor, pathetic Johnny Depp. He's not attracted to his 27 year-old girlfriend because she's interesting, smart, has a great sense of humor, and is smoking hot. He's into her because she's powerless and he's intimidated by the less "malleable" women of his own age.

Paul Krugman's Missing Metaphor

Krugman's argument makes logical sense, but the Republican's argument makes emotional sense—which isn't really, you know, sense—even if it feels just like it.

Lots Going On

Some recent adventures in media

Joe Rogan & Ari Shaffir

Joe Rogan and Ari Shaffir are very smart, very funny guys.

TED 2013

An update on various goings-on.
Not All Military Adultery Results in Scandal

Not All Military Adultery Results in Scandal

So-called “key parties” originated on military bases in the 1940s, where elite pilots and their wives intermingled sexually with one another before the men flew off toward Japanese antiaircraft fire.